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Ch'io non t'ami cor mio?

Language: Italian (Italiano)

[Ch'io]1 non t'ami cor mio?
Ch'io non sia la tua vita e tu la mia,
[che per nuovo desio]2
e per nuova [bellezza]3 io t'abbandoni?
Prima che questo sia,
morte non mi perdoni.
[Ma]1 se tu sei quel cor onde la vita
M'è si dolce e gradita,
Fonte d'ogni mio ben, d'ogni desire,
Come [posso]4 lasciarti, e non morire?

Translation(s): FRE

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1 d'India: "Che"
2 not set by Pallavicino
3 Monteverdi: "speranza"
4 Monteverdi: "poss'io"

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:31
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Que je ne t'aime pas mon cœur ?

Language: French (Français) after the Italian (Italiano)

Que je ne t'aime pas mon cœur ?
Que je ne sois pas ta vie et toi la mienne ?
Que pour un nouveau désir,
Un nouvel espoir, je t'abandonne ?
Avant que cela soit,
Que la mort ne m'épargne pas.
Mais si tu es ce cœur qui rend
Ma vie si douce et si agréable.
Source de tout mon bien, de tous mes désirs,
Comment puis-je te quitter et ne pas mourir ?

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  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to French (Français) copyright © 2016 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Based on
  • a text in Italian (Italiano) by Giovanni Battista Guarini (1538 - 1612), "Amor costante"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Giulio Caccini, Sigismondo d'India, Claudio Monteverdi, Benedetto Pallavicino. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2016-03-01.
Last modified: 2016-03-01 09:50:49
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Word count: 74